Under the heading "EXPLOITATION," Instapundit links to this piece in The Atlantic.
No pay is the ultimate defense against the accusation of low pay.
It's the difference between a girlfriend and a cheap prostitute.
If you don't have the money to buy something at a price that won't offend the seller, you should try to get it for free. Then the seller is flattered.
This is the way the world works. Not everything is commerce, or — I should say — not everything is always usefully portrayed as commerce. The only hypocrisy I see in Congress here is that whenever they want to use their Commerce Power, they'll argue that their regulatory target is commerce.